10.1. Networking Hardware Descriptions

The network subsystem of an HP-UX computer system is composed of network interface cards (NICs) connecting external network devices, including other computers and client workstations to the system. The choice of and number of network interface cards can have a large effect on overall system design. The next sections describe various network interface types and other components of a network infrastructure.

10.1.1. Networking Infrastructure Devices

In order to connect multiple servers together, hubs, switches, and/or routers are almost always required. Early network solutions would connect multiple machines together on a single cable using T-style connectors, but today almost all networking interfaces attach ...

Get HP-UX 11i Tuning and Performance now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.